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Category Archives: In the News

I Want To Be Greedy for the United States

This is a post by Jared Poley, author of The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (Now in Paperback!). The Financial Times called this book “…a thought-provoking study of a subject that is too often taken for granted, rather than subjected to critical examination.” Back in late January 2016, just before the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump held an […]

Caryn Berg Named Archaeology Editor for Berghahn Books

We’re pleased to announce that Caryn Berg has been appointed as the first archaeology editor for Berghahn Books. For the past ten years, she was the archaeology editor for Left Coast Press, which was recently sold to Taylor and Francis. She has also worked as an educator and consulting archaeologist. Dr. Berg, who earned her […]

Berghahn Books Shortlisted for the IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award

We are thrilled to announce that Berghahn Books has been shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award from the Independent Publishers’ Guild. We are in excellent company alongside fellow nominees Bloomsbury Publishing, Policy Press, and SAGE Publishing.   In shortlisting Berghahn Books, a first-time entrant, the judges remarked: […]

Searching for Feelings: The Scrolls of Auschwitz and Son of Saul

by Nicholas Chare & Dominic Williams   Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams are the authors of Matters of Testimony: Interpreting the Scrolls of Auschwitz and recently published an article about the book on Slate’s blog, The Vault.   The Hungarian director László Nemes was moved by writings known as the Scrolls of Auschwitz to create […]

Celebrating International Museum Day

  Today is International Museum Day!   Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and organised worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.   The event highlights a specific theme each […]

Author of ‘Jesus Reclaimed’ Earns German Decoration

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, honoured Rabbi Walter Homolka with the Officers Cross of the Federal Merit Order.   On February 27, 2015, the Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg, Dr. Dietmar Woidke, handed over the insignia in the state chancellery in Potsdam.   Woidke thanked Rabbi Homolka for […]

Identity at the Intersection of Science and Culture

Drawing on the work of medical researchers, anthropologists, historians of science, and sociologists, Identity Politics and the New Genetics: Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging explores how science and culture are used to create and perpetuate ideas of race and ethnicity. The volume was published as a paperback in November. Following, David Skinner, who co-edited […]

Celebrating ‘Shakeshafte’ by Rowan Williams

  Berghahn recently published the play ‘Shakeshafte‘ by Rowan Williams in the journal Critical Survey. Williams, who was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, is a highly-regarded poet and theologian whose play has been getting significant attention since its publication. To both honor the author and celebrate the publication of his play, we’ve linked to several articles […]

Marking Museum Week: #AskTheCurator or View the Book

This week hundreds of museums across the United Kingdom and Europe are participating in Twitter’s first Museum Week campaign. Each day during this week is associated with a hashtag, from #DayInTheLife to #MuseumMemories, all intended to hit on various delightful aspects of the museum world. Today’s hashtag, #AskTheCurator is an opportunity to engage with museum […]

The Reciprocal Relationship of Media and Movement

Editors Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen and Rolf Werenskjold’s volume Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present was published last month. Following, the editors introduce the timely volume and share an excerpt from the Introduction.    __________________________________________________   Looking at journals, television, or on the internet in these days, news dealing […]